New Lyme RC Club Kit Launch

Dear all,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce our new club kit. 

Here is a very brief bit of background as to why we are introducing a new kit so close to the release of the ‘Lyme’ green colours: 
This new design has come about as a direct result of the feedback we have received from club members with regards to the first ‘Lyme’ green kit not matching the design that was circulated and approved by you as members. The extent of our sponsors name verses the club name on the shirt was not balanced and was deemed overwhelming. Since the release of this kit the committee has worked with Swinnerton’s cycles to try to reduce the ratio of the sponsor’s logo to the club name in-line with approved design. Unfortunately this was not the best solution for Swinnerton Cycles and as such the kit has been redesigned to remove all sponsorship logos, but at the same time being as close as possible to the original design. I would like to thank John Mollat for co-ordinate this design.

I hope you like this new Lyme Racing Club kit and that it will unite all disciplines with a single identity.

I would also like to invite you all to the official launch of the new club kit on Wednesday 5th March 7.00pm at the Bush in Silverdale. 

In addition to the new design we have reviewed our supplier options and are pleased to announce that this new kit will be supplied by Pro Vision Clothing. At the launch evening you will be able to review the range (adults, men and women specific cuts, child’s and casual apparel), quality and sizes of kit that is now available and place orders. 

Short Sleeve Shirt (adult) – £37.45 20% discounted Introductory offer* :D Normal price £46.80
Short Sleeve Shirt (Kids) – £24.00 20% discounted Introductory offer* :D Normal price £30.00
Long Sleeve Jersey (Adult road) – £47.95
Baggy MTB Jersey – £34.80 
Bib Shorts (Mens & Womens) – £53.95
Bib Shorts (Kids) – £29.95 
Skin Suit Long Sleeve – £83.95
Gilet – £42.00
Summer Jacket – £60.00

*Taking into consideration the feedback regarding the introduction of this design so close to the previous kit we are offering a 20% discount on Short Sleeve Shirts for this first order only. Offer ends 12th March 2014. 

The club will hold a very limited stock of kit. This will be charged at a 10% extra premium. So best get your orders in during the open order periods and avoid this additional cost. We will still offer a crash replace scheme with 50% reduction off stock kit prices.

We are now introducing a more conventional club kit ordering process where members will have the opportunity to purchase kit at regular intervals throughout the year. This will be a pre-pay service and your kit will be delivered 6-8 weeks later. A very limited stock will still be held by the club for members that require crash replacements etc. In the next couple of weeks I will issue a guide with all the details of the ordering process. 
In the meantime please come along to the launch, meet Pro Vision, see what they have to offer and place your orders.

Ian Palmer – Club Kit Volunteer

Lyme RC Went to the London Bike Show and met Sir Chris Hoy

A mini bus load of Lyme RC members went to the London Bike yesterday after John Curtis won a competition for some members to go and ride with Sir Chris Hoy.

They had a great time with some real club spirit on the bus and meeting Sir Chris.

Jen Adams  "Absolutely fabulous day, Kids rode really well and not even Duncan fell off! Chris was a gent as expected, and we even got a box full of freebies from P20.

John Curtis "Sir Chris having to get out of the saddle a couple of times to catch Izaak and josh!"

Report by Sarah Walley, Lyme RC Member and budding reporter.

Telegraph competition winner John Curtis won a once in a lifetime opportunity to cycle and enjoy nibbles with Sir Chris Hoy at the London Bike Show. On Saturday 15th February at 6.30am the mini bus and support van kindly donated Shirley's Transport headed to London. 

Once there, 13 members of Lyme Racing Club took to their bikes to the test track located within the London Bike Show at the ExCel Arena. The buzz and excitement grew as the younger members of the group saw Sir Chris Hoy. Taking his time to welcome and congratulate each member of the club, Hoy then turned his attention to the smaller children taking particular interest in their cycling endeavours, even making jokes with the children. 

 Soon, it was time to cycle round the track with the cycling legend. Riding one of his own branded Hoy bikes, he made his way around the group chatting away. While the older members were getting to know Sir Chris a little better the younger members raced around the track soaking up the attention from the growing crowds. As quick as it came the riding was all over and exhausted children and adults alike, took to the nibbles and drinks. Sir Chris then handed out some postcards that he had signed to all 13 members of the group, even signing shirts, helmets and allowing the female members to take selfies too! 

 Soon it was time to say goodbye to Sir Chris and have a wander around the show. When asked to describe the day words like cool, fantastic, epic, awesome and tiring were all used. Even Duncan managed to sit on Sir Chris's back wheel without falling off!

After all of the excitement the bus on the way Home was a lot quieter! A good experience had by all, just a shame it had to come to an end!

 Sarah Walley.

Thanks to The London Bike Show, RCUK and Hoy Bikes for the day.


Sport Relief Rollers Challenge, all the sponsorship money is now in, you all helped to raise £706.00 on the Challenge, well done to all the riders and the sponsors. Raising money and training at the same time :) 

Well done to, Sam H, Brad, Tracey, Alex W, Louis, Harry S, Harry B, Thomas, Joel, Caleb, Izaak, Aston, Alex C, Josh, Andrew, Sam W, Tom and Amelie who rode the rollers with rollers in her hair;also had to keep silent for 10 min. We also had a few who could not make tonight and have completed their challenge at home. Well done to all.



The Club House, Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ,

7.00PM Friday 21st March

Open to any age, riders will be given a challenge to perform on the rollers riding unaided   on March 21st.

This may be to ride for a set time, one legged, one handed, no handed, out of the saddle or a mixture of all of them.

Challenges will be given out on a Fridays 14th, 21st & 28th Feb by Lyme RC Coaches, along with Sponsorship forms for Sports Relief.

We already have one rider challenged to ride for one hour, drink out of a bottle and one legged, another to just ride 30 minutes.


For More Information please contact Norman Bassett This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sue Jones This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aaron Mansell Revs Home to Win Gold in National Roller Racing Championships

Cycling: Aaron Mansell revs home to win gold in national roller racing championships
By The Sentinel | Posted: February 15, 2014

By Cycling

RAPID Aaron Mansell has been crowned national under-nines roller-racing champion.

The Lyme Racing Club (Swinnerton Cycles) rising star has been training all winter under the guidance of coach Norman Bassett ready for the British Schools event.

And he was one of six medal winners for the club when the competition was held at Neterstowe School in Lichfield, where 50 children went head-to-head.

The honours were decided over two events; a 500m standing start followed by a 10,000m flying start.

Thursfield County Primary School pupil Mansell, who is from Harriseahead, was followed in second by club-mate Joshua Fowell, while Harry Brayford took seventh.

Caleb Hill won the silver medal in the under-13s boys event, George Hancock won bronze in the under-15s boys' competition and James Brayford came away with a silver medal in the over-15s.

Thomas Mould won bronze in the under-sevens, with Izaak Curtis in fourth.

Ruby Jennings, Lyme's only girl at the championships, was fourth in the under-nines.

Developing the Young Athlete- The Racing Pathway

A Talk and Workshop by British Cycling’s Tim Buckle  Friday 10th January 2014 8.00pm


Tim, the West Midlands-North West Talent Development Coach, will explain the Racing Pathway that is advocated by British Cycling. It will highlight the simple approach for Under 12’s and late starter Under 14’s and their families to be taken so the foundations are laid for the bike racers to build from. This is not talking about sports science and prescribed training it is a Workshop that explains the racing pathway, how to use it and what the priorities are when training so in turn you can make the best use of the racing pathway. It also highlights the roles we All have to play as clubs.

The Workshop is open to British Cycling GO-RIDE Club Members such as Lyme RC, Lichfield CCC, would other British Cycling Members who wish to attend please contact Norman Bassett This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before hand.

At 7.00pm Lyme RC will be running a Rollers session, if any one who has not been on rollers before or needs to improve is welcome. Lyme RC have spare rollers just bring your bike.


Lyme RC Club House, Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ,


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